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Dan on Radio 2

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Yesterday Dan spoke to Richard Madeley (of Richard and Judy fame) and debunked a few popular historical myths.

Download a clip here.

From William Pitt to American football | BBC History Magazine

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The street was full of fans. They were doing what fans do: shouting, laughing, drinking as much beer as possible before it was confiscated at the gates of the stadium. The University of Pittsburgh were playing Connecticut State and the home fans were out in force. It was a typical Saturday afternoon and could have been any town in the English speaking world. But one thing made this crowd stand out from others – nearly all of them had the name of one of Britain’s most influential statesmen emblazoned across T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and even painted on their faces: PITT.

via From William Pitt to American football | BBC History Magazine.

A flutter of protest, and some dog-walkers | BBC History Magazine

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Yesterday was the 250th anniversary of the battle of Quebec, fought on 13 September 1759, on the Plains of Abraham outside the town of Quebec, the capital of France’s vast North American empire. It was a strange day – a large re-enactment had recently been cancelled due to protests made by French Canadian- Quebecois- Separatists.

via A flutter of protest, and some dog-walkers | BBC History Magazine.